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D12d, Cassian bulk collection (Triassic of Italy)

Also known as Reef 162

Where: Italy (46.5° N, 12.0° E: paleocoordinates 12.4° N, 20.1° E)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cassian Formation, Julian (235.0 - 232.0 Ma)

• Age range indicated as Langobardian ton ?Julian, now confirmed to be early Carnian (Cordevolian)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone

• Patch reefs on extensive carbonate platform
• Small patch reefs, laterally grading in to oolitic limestones. Material supposedly stems from reefs, although it was mostly collected from marly interbeds.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: F. T. Fürsich and J. Wendt. 1977. Biostratinomy and palaeoecology of the Cassian Formation (Triassic) of the Southern Alps. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 22:257-323 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling] more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 69664: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 01.03.2007

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